Hello all, This is my very post here, and Im excited to learn more about AV products and meet other members just as excited as I am. My story goes a little something like this:- For the past year or so, I would walk into Best Buy and marvel at the Philips 42FD9954 Plasma TV but at that time the $7999. price was wayy outtta reach for me, so with the new models coming out I wondered how much I can pick one up for. Well, each of the 3 stores I visited said they were already sold, sorry~ no more. Then, last week, with a few hours to kill, I walked into Best Buy, again, and while talking to the manager of the AV dept. I was telling him that I would have loved to buy on of those Philips, etc. but he told me, they were all sold out as last year's model. THEN, while talking & walking around looking at the new models, low & behold, there was ONE MORE 42FD9954 sitting there with the guy about to put on a "clearance tag" of $1599.00 So I jumped on it, and when the STORE manager rang up the sale, he adjusted the price down to $1437.00 and then sold me the e-box for $299.00 (down from $999.00) The only caveat is, these 2 items are open box with no manuals, remotes, or brackets. With that in mind, I purchased the extended warranty for $299.00, for 4 more years. What do you guys think of this sale/deal? Do you recommend I get the manufacturers owner's manual & remote?? Or would a good universal remote suffice. Now I need cables, or shall I say, all that I have is the TV & e-box, I now need everything else to get this up & running. I'm thinking of getting the Sanus: VMPL50s wall mount brackets. What suggestions does everyone have or questions. Thanks all.